USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force men’s basketball has released its 2018-19 schedule, announced today by head coach Dave Pilipovich. The 30-game schedule features non-conference home games against Colorado, Denver, Army West Point and Missouri State. The Falcons also participate in the Bimini Jam in Bimini, Bahamas and play a road game at NCAA runner-up Michigan.
Air Force has 16 home dates, which includes the exhibition game on Nov. 1 vs. Western State. The Falcons open the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 6, hosting Johnson & Wales University.
Air Force takes part in the Bimini Jam, Nov. 16-19, playing a total of three games in four days against NCAA participant UMBC in addition to High Point and South Dakota.
The Falcons host Colorado on Nov. 24 and then Missouri State on Nov. 28 as part of the annual Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge.
Air Force opens December hosting in-state rival Denver on Dec. 5 and then a service academy game against Army West Point on Dec. 8. The Falcons play road games in December at Pacific (Dec 1.) and Michigan (Dec. 22), who is coming off a loss to Villanova in the NCAA Championship Tournament final. The Falcons conclude the non-conference slate hosting UC Riverside on Dec. 28.
The Falcons open the 18-game Mountain West season on Jan. 2, hosting border-rival New Mexico. The Falcons host January home games against San Diego State (Jan. 12), UNLV (Jan. 16) and Boise State (Jan. 23).
In February, Air Force hosts in-state rival Colorado State (Feb. 2), border rival Wyoming (Feb. 6), and Utah State (Feb. 16) and San Jose State (Feb. 23). The Falcons host senior night on March 5 against 2017-18 conference champion and NCAA Sweet-16 participant Nevada.
League play will determine the seeding for the 2019 MW Men’s Basketball Championship, which will be held March 13-16 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.